MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a brilliant single core score, this CPU is the business: It demolishes everyday tasks such as web browsing, office apps and audio/video playback. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 79.9%, this CPU's suitability for 3D gaming is good.
Graphics58.7% is a reasonable 3D score (RTX 2060S = 100%). This GPU can handle the majority of recent games but it will struggle with resolutions greater than 1080p at ultra detail levels. (Note: general computing tasks don't require 3D graphics)
Memory24GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's far more than any current game requires. 24GB will also allow for large file and system caches, virtual machine hosting, software development, video editing and batch multimedia processing.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7918
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918)  (all builds)
Memory18.3 GB free of 24 GB @ 1.6 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors,
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0.3 Days
Run DateAug 27 '20 at 09:02
Run Duration187 Seconds
Run User USA-User
Background CPU5%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Normal Heavy Server
Intel Core i5-4690-$178
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
79.9% Very good
Memory 88.8
1-Core 113
2-Core 221
82% 141 Pts
4-Core 407
8-Core 429
57% 418 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
Poor: 59%
This bench: 79.9%
Great: 84%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
MSI(1462 328D) ≥ 4GB
CLim: 1974 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 6GB, Driver: 452.06
Performing way above expectations (85th percentile)
58.7% Above average
Lighting 74.9
Reflection 74.3
Parallax 64.8
60% 71.3 fps
MRender 71.2
Gravity 70
Splatting 71.7
57% 71 fps
Poor: 52%
This bench: 58.7%
Great: 62%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$40
12GB free (System drive)
Firmware: EXT0DB6Q
Relative performance n/a - sequential bench incomplete
Read 5,417
Write 3,902
Mixed 3170
921% 4,163 MB/s
4K Read 472
4K Write 219
4K Mixed 259
1,162% 316 MB/s
DQ Read 1,153
DQ Write 1,108
DQ Mixed 1,117
842% 1,126 MB/s
Poor: 66% Great: 107%
WD Black NVMe PCIe M.2 1TB (2018)-$170
181GB free
Firmware: 101200WD Max speed: PCIe 5,000 MB/s
SusWrite @10s intervals: 679 679 596 604 618 617 MB/s
Performing way below expectations (7th percentile)
167% Outstanding
Read 686
Write 680
Mixed 670
SusWrite 632
150% 667 MB/s
4K Read 44.7
4K Write 126
4K Mixed 64.7
217% 78.3 MB/s
DQ Read 776
DQ Write 743
DQ Mixed 1,049
708% 856 MB/s
Poor: 160%
This bench: 167%
Great: 306%
WD Black 2TB (2010)-$115
1.5TB free
Firmware: 01.01L01
SusWrite @10s intervals: 87 88 88 89 89 89 MB/s
Performing as expected (54th percentile)
68.3% Good
Read 149
Write 140
Mixed 83.9
SusWrite 88.3
85% 115 MB/s
4K Read 0.8
4K Write 3.6
4K Mixed 1.1
222% 1.83 MB/s
Poor: 45%
This bench: 68.3%
Great: 85%
Seagate GoFlex Mac 1.5TB
71GB free, PID 6021
Operating at USB 2.0 Speed
SusWrite @10s intervals: 39 38 39 39 39 37 MB/s
Performing as expected (46th percentile)
15.3% Very poor
Read 38.1
Write 37.4
Mixed 16.4
SusWrite 38.7
44% 32.7 MB/s
4K Read 0.6
4K Write 0.4
4K Mixed 0.4
29% 0.47 MB/s
Poor: 14%
This bench: 15.3%
Great: 17%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Unknown CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 0215 CMY8GX3M2A1600C9 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 Micron 16KTF1G64AZ-1G9P1 24GB
1600, 1600, 1333, 1333 MHz
4096, 4096, 8192, 8192 MB
Relative performance n/a - insufficient samples
43.7% Average
MC Read 15.1
MC Write 15.5
MC Mixed 13.5
42% 14.7 GB/s
SC Read 11.4
SC Write 15.2
SC Mixed 12.7
37% 13.1 GB/s
Latency 68.7
58% 68.7 ns
Poor: 51%
This bench: 43.7%
Great: 52%

 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) Builds (Compare 4,212 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $135

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 51% - Above average Total price: $923
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